Bullet Park

Bullet Park

A Novel

Book - 1991
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Welcome to Bullet Park, a township in which even the most buttoned-down gentry sometimes manage to terrify themselves simply by looking in the mirror. In these exemplary environs John Cheever traces the fateful intersection of two men: Eliot Nailles, a nice fellow who loves his wife and son to blissful distraction, and Paul Hammer, a bastard named after a common household tool, who, after half a lifetime of drifting, settles down in Bullet Park with one objective--to murder Nailles's son. Here is the lyrical and mordantly funny hymn to the American suburb--and to all the dubious normalcy it represents--delivered with unparalleled artistry and assurance.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, c1991, c1969.
ISBN: 9780679737872
0679737871
Characteristics: 245 p. ; 20 cm.

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Apr 19, 2014

Are you a fan of Mad Men? This book, set in suburban 1960s New York, could run parallel to Don and Betty Draper. It’s dry, dark humor which gets more creepy as it goes on. It’s the story of two men, with the last names of Hammer and Nailles, with a climactic interaction at the end. The story of how in that time and place, a man’s duty and a man’s desires were at great odds. It’s a quick read, and I can’t remember anything else quite like it.

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